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  1. South Austin Memories(mostly) Click left mouse button or space bar to view next photo Backspace to view previous photo

  2. Austin Skyline (looking north on South Congress)

  3. 1935 Flood – Intersection of So. Congress & Barton Springs Road

  4. 1935 Flood – Nighthawk Restaurant at Congress & Riverside (notice the man in the center of the photo in waist-deep water)

  5. 1935 Flood (aerial view of Congress and Riverside)

  6. L. East Produce Bldg (near 8th and Red River?—where APD maintenance is today)

  7. 1st Academy Surplus store on Congress

  8. Barton Springs Rd & South First. Does anyone remember what the business was next to the Skating Palace?

  9. Municipal Auditorium

  10. 2-J’s on Lamar– Notice the hamburgers are 9 cents.

  11. Butter Krust Bakery at 3rd & Lamar Blvd.

  12. Capitol Laundry on Barton Springs Road

  13. Any info on this club?

  14. East Avenue (later became IH-35) - Brackenridge is in center of photo.

  15. East Avenue (pre IH-35) in December 1959. The Bickler Bldg. is on the right.

  16. IH-35 just south of Riverside Drive (where’s the traffic?)

  17. The way KFC restaurants used to look.

  18. Still in the same location

  19. Sinclair Station at Lamar and Barton Springs

  20. South Lamar

  21. Superior Dairies at 1st & Red River

  22. Joey’s Fine Foods (Ben White near Gillis) Was originally Spell’s Drive-in, built by Delma Spell in his back yard. Billy Jack Mason’s Enco station next door.

  23. Brackenridge Hospital

  24. Skating Palace and Armadillo on Barton Springs Rd.

  25. Ben White looking west from Southwood Mall parking lot

  26. 3-wheeled Harley Davidson police motorcycles (1970s)

  27. One of South Austin’s favorite restaurants.

  28. Robert Mueller Airport

  29. Robert Mueller Airport (the way we used to greet incoming passengers)

  30. Ben White looking east from Bannister Lane. The grove of trees is now South Austin Hospital.

  31. This park had more rides, but I remember the park on South Lamar had a wonderful carousel. Kiddieland Park on Barton Springs Road

  32. This ad is circa 1934

  33. I had forgotten there was cork in the metal bottle tops.

  34. Of course, I never went there—only heard about it....

  35. Hotel Gondolier - Riverside and IH-35. This was quite the place when it opened. That Austin skyline certainly looks different now.

  36. Congress at Oltorf – spent a lot of time in this shopping center

  37. Congress Avenue in downtown Austin

  38. Adams Extract (south IH-35)

  39. How many Frat boys risked life and limb trying to steal this bug?